As a Provost Fellow, Professor Ando is working on a project to enhance UIUC’s policies and procedures for evaluation of teaching effectiveness.
Amy Ando earned a B.A. in economics from Williams College and a Ph.D. in economics from MIT. Professor Ando leads research, teaching, and outreach efforts to promote equitable sustainability. Her research focuses primarily on the economics of nature conservation and ecosystem service values. That work informs cost-effective conservation planning, reduces the uncertainty in conservation outcomes from climate change, helps policy makers know what values we gain from environmental stewardship, and identifies inequalities in the distribution of benefits from environmental investments.
Ando has served as a handling editor for three major journals in her field, has twice served on the elected Board of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and worked on numerous review panels for the NSF. She has provided expert advisory service to agencies and NGOs including the USEPA, the USDA, the City of Chicago, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. She has earned awards from the College of ACES for excellence in both teaching and research, a Campus Distinguished Promotion Award, and selection as a University Scholar at UIUC.
On the Illinois campus, Professor Ando has worked as Director of Graduate Studies and as Associate Head in her department. She has served the broader campus in many roles, including seven years on the Senate Committee on Student Discipline and three years on the Campus Committee on Promotion and Tenure (two as chair.)